I recently participated in Upfest, Europe’s largest street art and live painting festival based in Bristol.
Upfest attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the streets of Bedminster in Bristol every year and artists from all over the world come to participate so I was gob smacked when I had my application accepted.
On the run up to the event I completed two practice pieces and gave one away as a promotional giveaway during the event.
I completed a 4 foot by 8 foot acrylic and Posca pen piece based on my Rainbow Farts illustration. This was a challenge for me as I usually work digitally and small scale with watercolour so using a unfamiliar material on such a large scale was a little daunting but also exciting to be part of such a big event.
I had a fantastic time and made some friends and fans and would definitely like to work large scale more often as I had so much fun doing it.
You can find out more about Upfest on the website www.upfest.co.uk.